When figures from the political right do extraordinary stuff like whitewash the legacy of one of Britain’s most notorious antisemitic Nazi-sympathisers, or spread Jewish “puppetmaster” conspiracies, they get a total free pass!
When Keir Starmer forced Rebecca Long-Bailey out of his shadow cabinet for retweeting an article that contained criticism of Israeli state brutality (not criticism of Jews in general) it was quite obviously a politically motivated sacking.
Not only is it actually antisemitic to conflate criticism of Israel with attacking Jews (because Jews in general aren’t responsible for the behaviour of the Israeli state), it was also well known that Starmer had deliberately included Rachel Reeves in his shadow cabinet, just weeks after she produced a sickening hagiography of the vile Tory antisemite Nancy Astor, who notoriously described Adolf Hitler as a welcome solution to “the world problem of Jews”.
Starmer simply refuses to talk about this brazen idealisation of a Nazi-sympathising antisemite, whenever he’s confronted by it.
In recent days two more of Starmer’s cabinet members have engaged in rank antisemitism:
Steve Reed Tweeted, an antisemitic trope, accusing Richard Desmond of being a “puppetmaster” over the incredible property scandal cooked up between him and Tory MP Robert Jenrick. Incredibly Reed has managed to turn a massive Tory corruption scandal into a story about Labour antisemitism, and yet Starmer is just letting him off the hook!
Wes Streeting retweeted an absurd antisemitic conspiracy theory accusing two Jews of controlling the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as leader. He also gets a total free pass from Starmer.
All three shadow cabinet figures have engaged in brazen antisemitism, but Starmer repeatedly turns a blind eye; they’re his allies. Seems he only ever intends to use the antisemitism ruse to purge genuine socialists.
Keir Starmer has told front-bench Labour MP Steve Reed that no action will be taken against him over complaints about a tweet by Reed describing Richard Desmond, who is Jewish, as ‘the puppet master for the entire Tory cabinet’ – which Reed published only days after separate complaints about Reed’s ‘Israeli billionaire’ tweet.
Starmer squirmed when asked about the Desmond tweet and claimed not to have seen it – and said he would ‘have a look at it’ after the interview:
Starmer also received an official letter of complaint from Conservative MP Nicola Richards. No action will be taken said Starmer
Labour lawyers representing the leader claimed that no action was taken, at least in part, because Reed deleted his tweet before the party was aware of the complaint. However, this is untrue:
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